Art|Sci: Art + Science

Upcoming Art+Sci Salons

Artists and scientists tend to live and work in very different worlds. In major cities across three continents the question is being asked: “Is there something to be gained in our understanding of humankind by encouraging scientists and artists to share their ideas?”

This series of salons brings guest artists, Puget Sound faculty members, and others together on the free Third Thursday of each month at Tacoma Art Museum or on campus. Events usually run from 6 to 8 p.m., with food, mingling, conversation, and more.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Guest Speakers: Lucia Harrison, artist, and Abir Biswas, geologist
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound

6 p.m.: Mingling
6:30 p.m.: Presentation
7:30 p.m.: More mingling

In conjunction with Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment exhibit

Thursday, Oct. 15

Program: "HIV Among Trans Women of Color," featuring micha cardenas
Tacoma Art Museum

In conjunction with Art AIDS America exhibit

Thursday, Nov. 19

Program: Panel of Practicing Art Scientists
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound


Past Salons

April 9: Birds, Feathers, and Migrations
Location: Tacoma Art Museum, 6–8 p.m.
Feathers: Form and Function 

Artist and biologist Chris Maynard, author of the recently published Feathers: Form and Function, will take us on a journey, through words and pictures, showing us feathers in new ways. Feathers make flight possible; insulate against water, sun, and wind; and their colors and patterns help animals hide and attract mates. Maynard will tell us about how he turns feathers into stories.

March 7: NeuroArt Workshop with Aisen Caro Chacin
Location: University of Puget Sound, 5–6:30 p.m.

As part of the Symposium on Neuroethics, a special Art+Sci Salon will take place on campus Saturday, March 7. Registration is limited to the first 25 participants. 


Press about the Art+Sci Salons